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  • Solar Thermal Seawater Distillation Activities at the Plataforma Solar de Almería (2003)

    This article was written by a group of researchers from the Almeria Solar Platform in Spain (CIEMAT) and explores the results of the research activities undertaken in this Platform with respect to solar desalination in the framework of the Aquasol Project. Solar desalination is a feasible...

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  • Solar Cooling: German Fraunhofer ISE compares PV and Solar Thermal

    Solar Cooling: German Fraunhofer ISE compares PV and Solar Thermal

    Over the last 5 years, the number of installed solar cooling systems worldwide increased tenfold. The main obstacles for a more pervasive and faster market development are high upfront costs and lack of experience among main stakeholders, such as planners and architects. Based on various...

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  • India: ESCO Model gives Hope as Market Driver

    India: ESCO Model gives Hope as Market Driver

    Spanish-headquartered consultancy Mercados Energy Markets India (Mercados EMI) Pvt. Ltd. has carried out a study to establish a clear understanding of the Energy Service Company (ESCO) model for delivering customers with solar hot water. The assessment was conducted in the four cities seen...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy Manual (2006)

    This manual was produced by IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) the Spanish Institute for Energy. The manual provides detailed background information on solar thermal, the existing technologies, development in Spain and in Europe, how to use it, which products...

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  • Climatizacion 2011, Madrid

    Climatizacion 2011, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Ventilation and Refrigeration Exhibition, which is due to take place at Feria De Madrid between 1st and 4th March 2011, will present the most recent designs and technology employed in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning...

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  • GENERA 2011, Madrid

    The 14th edition of the trade show will be held between 11 and 13 May in Feria de Madrid and will, once again, be one of the main meeting and business points with regard to renewable energy and energy efficiency in Spain. The organisers announce a rich and extensive programme of technical workshops...
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  • Regulatory Framework for CST Promotion (2010)

    This presentation was made during the Southern African Regional Workshop on Concentrating Solar Thermal Power that took place in Botswana in May 2010. The event was organised by the Energy Anchor (ETWEN) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and co-sponsored by the...

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  • NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    Clear-cut concepts and mandatory targets to protect the climate was what the European Commission requested from the 27 EU members as they created their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). On 30 June 2010, 23 states delivered their national version – with meagre success for solar...

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  • USA: ClimateWell wins Technology Contest of General Electrics

    USA: ClimateWell wins Technology Contest of General Electrics

    ClimateWell AB, located in Stockholm, is one of 12 companies which were chosen among 4,000 applicants in a ten-week contest organised by US-American General Electric Co (GE). ClimateWell won in the Efficient Appliances category and received a USD 100,000 concept stage grant. Since 2008,...

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  • South Korea: Improved Machinery Equipment for automated Solutions

    South Korea: Improved Machinery Equipment for automated Solutions

    Brazing, soldering and welding specialist Dr Shin from South Korea: The Managing Director of Korean machinery equipment supplier SK Brazing presented several improved products for the manufacturing of tanks and collectors at the Intersolar North America in San Francisco in July 2010....

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  • USA: SRCC tackles Backlogs in Solar Thermal Testing and Certification

    USA: SRCC tackles Backlogs in Solar Thermal Testing and Certification

    The US-based Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) is on the fast lane. Within only one and a half years SRCC has increased the number of accredited test labs from two to fourteen. Collector and system suppliers that want to enter the US-market can now address test institutes...

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